Soldiers will stand guard at Tomb of Unknowns through historic storm

A small group of soldiers will brave this weekend's historic snowstorm to stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. 


"These guys will be out in the snow, no matter what," said Major Russell Fox, a spokesman for the Army's Old Guard, according to ABC News

Tomb Sentinels from the Army's 3rd Infantry Regiment's Old Guard have guarded the memorial — regardless of the weather — for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year since April 6, 1948, ABC reported. 

"A lot of the guys are looking forward to this [storm] and kind of excited about it," Fox added. 

Fox said the soldiers will be shoveling snow from the plaza so it will not impede their duty. 

The storm is expected to drop up to two feet of snow through Sunday on the Washington, D.C., area. The National Weather Service has predicted winds could reach up to 60 mph.



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